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Shaun White at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics earlier this year, where he achieved yet another gold in the snowboard halfpipe.
Mountainwatch | Interview
Our very own Reggae Elliss recently sat down with one of the biggest names in not only snowsports but sports generally – The Flying Tomato, aka. Shaun White – to talk all things Air + Style Sydney as well as his illustrious career.
Shaun’s in town promoting his Air + Style event, a Big Air ski and snowboard competition/music festival that will see 60 of the world’s best male and female skiers and snowboarders launch themselves off of a purpose-built snow covered 16 storey ramp in Sydney’s Domain over three days on August 3rd, 4th and 5th.
It’s undeniable that Shaun’s eloquence and entrepreneurial drive has been a determining factor in bringing the action sports subculture of snowboarding to the mainstream.
In the interview, Shaun talks about the logistics of bringing such a big event to a city setting, how the riders themselves deal with the dizzying heights, and turning pro at the age of 13. He also talks about his competition with our very own Scotty James and winning gold at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics earlier this year.
Check it out below:
AIR + STYLE INFO
The names of the 60 athletes competing in August are slowly being released by Air + Style. If previous events are anything to go by, we can expect nothing short of the best Big Air skiers and snowboarders to grace our shores. So far the line-up includes:
- Max Parrot – 3 x Air + Style winner, Silver medal Olympian and 9x X Games medalist
- Kyle Mack – 2016 US Open Winner, 2018 Big Air Olympic Silver Medalist
- Torgeir Bergrem
- Stale Sandbech – 2014 Slopestyle Olympic Silver Medalist and 3x X Games Bronze medalist
- Anna Gasser – 2018 Big Air Olympic Gold Medalist
- Tiarn Collins
- Christy Prior
- Enni Rukajarvi – X Games Gold medalist
- Miyabi Onitsuka – 2018 FIS Slopestyle Gold medalist
- Maggie Voisin
- Sofya Fedorova
- Sven Thorgren
- Clemens Millauer
- Roope Tonteri
- Sina Candrian
- Russ Henshaw – X Games Silver medalist
- Henrik Harlaut – 6x X Games Gold medalist & 2x Silver medalist
- Jossi wells – 5x X Games medalist
- Jesper Tjader – Redbull jib wizard
- Jackson Wells
- Andri Ragettli – 2018 Olympic slopestyle bronze medalist
- Kai Mahler – X Games Silver medalist
- Jonas Hunziker
- Oscar Wester
- James ‘Woodsy’ Woods – 6x medalist FIS World Cup and 2x medalist at FIS World Championships
- Nick Goepper – 2018 Olympic Slopestyle Silver medalist, 2014 Olympic Slopestyle bronze medalist, 3x X Games Gold Medalist, 2x X Games Silver medalist
- Johanne Killi
- Christoff Schenk
- Mathilde Gremaud – 2018 Olympic Slopestyle Silver medalist
- Jennie-Lee Burmansson – X Games bronze medalist and FIS WC Overall Slopestyle Tour Champion 17/18
Much of the musical line-up is also yet to be announced, however, two of the three headline acts have been released – Irish/Scottish rockers Snow Patrol and Rapping superstar Flo Rida.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated when more big name riders and performers are announced!